Sunday, March 15, 2015

You Are Not Your Body

You Are Not Your Body

“As soon as a person begins to observe life with awareness, he discovers that his relationships were of the wrong kind: they were all physical.  The cells of the body change completely every seven years yet you continue to exist.  One day in the mother’s womb you were so small that you could be seen only under the microscope; that too was your body.  Then one day, when you die, your relatives will make a small bundle of your remains and throw you in the Ganges; that too is your body!  How many ups and downs have you seen in between these two events?  If you identify yourself with this body then you will tremble and fear death.  Therefore a wise man dies before death – by his own hands.” – Osho “The True Name” – pg. 475

I see so much truth in this quote.  With no ego, you are just one with this world.  When you do not identify with the body, there is no death.  “Be formless, be shapeless, like water.  If you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup, if you put water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.  Water can flow or water can crash, be water my friend.” – Bruce Lee.  Osho’s quote got me to think about Bruce Lee’s quote about water.  If you become water, you will never die, you will always exist, when you can never die, there is no fear of death.

1 comment:

  1. Great post Sifu. I see truth in his statements as well. It is true that you are not your body. However, it is also important that we take care of this body that we have so we can live life to the fullest.


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